A Day Of Eating With Gwen Jorgensen Ever wonder what a triathlete eats in a day? Well, in this gallery you’ll find a one-day food diary for Olympic triathlete Gwen Jorgensen and her fiancé Patrick Lemieux.
Every triathlete and person is different, and every day for me is different. Here is a day in the ‘food life’ of me from a random Tuesday a few weeks back. This does not include what I drink in a day (lots of water—maybe 3 liters, a sip of Patrick’s coffee, sparkling water, and usually a Silver Edition Red Bull if I have a bike ride). It also does not include treats. I have dark chocolate after every meal (yes, even breakfast). If you see something you like, I encourage you to make it tonight!
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image Breakfast: Oats With Eggs I absolutely love this breakfast and never get sick of it! I would say I eat a variation of Oats with Eggs at least six days a week. It is also usually my race morning meal. My sister says “This looks disgusting!” However, I don’t think you will be disappointed if you try it! Lunch: Lamb Beef Curry I usually come home from the pool and lunch is sitting on the table ready for me to eat (thank you, Patrick!). Lunch is almost always rice-based (Mexican casserole, chicken pesto rice, moussaka with rice, rice/veggies/meat and some sort of sauce). Curry is also a staple and one of my favorites. Snack: Rice Cake Bar - Peanut butter, Greek Yogurt, Jam and Honey The curry lunch (and a piece of chocolate) satisfies me; however, I usually need a snack before the afternoon workout. Today my snack was rice cakes with peanut butter, yogurt and raisins. Alternate Snack I did not eat this on this day, however this is a typical snack for me (see the next photo for more details). The photo was taken by Patrick, who came home and caught me snacking on the couch. Alternate Snack An up-close photo of a snack I sometimes have. Snack: Muesli After my afternoon workout, I ate muesli for a protein-packed snack. Fellow Wollongong Wizard Charlotte McShane shared with me her tip for delicious muesli: Use orange juice instead of milk to hydrate the oats. It adds a sweetness without having to add sugar or other sweeteners. One of the things I love about the muesli I make is that every batch is different (and delicious!). I always have a batch in the fridge. It’s perfect when I come home after a session or as a snack before bed. Dinner: Salad Without Lettuce For dinner, we usually have some sort of potato dish–I love when we have mashed sweet potatoes; however, tonight we had a typical Patrick one-pot dish.
When we make a salad, the ingredients always change, but feta, meat, potato and veggies are always used. Treats Tonight’s dinner was finished with a special treat Patrick brought home (two desserts from a local Mediterranean restaurant). Before bed I had a bit of muesli and a sip of Patrick’s beer.
And that concludes one day at the table with me. Hope you enjoyed!
Get all of the recipes on Gwen’s blog.